We’re certain some of you know where you’re departing, but have you thought about how you’ll be itinerating? As we come in a new decade, we’ll see the tour business retort to an added sustainable, interested, and modern traveler who is well-versed with the technology advancement. These advancements a modern traveler will experience through the evolution of products, services, and functions that make it super simple and easy for everyone to experience the whole world.
Here in this blog, we have listed the 10 travel trends that will define the way we see the world in 2020. For that, we have researched on how the community does search for a particular destination or hotel booking, and their wish list habits. Through it, you will easily get an idea of how these trends will make 2020 – a monumental year for travel.
By reading this blog, you will get to know the hottest 2020 travel trends that you must follow before planning to travel anywhere. So, let us start reviewing it one by one.
1- Long Term Travel
Just the thought of gap years out of your mind. The year 2020 welcomes adventure travel planning. Approximately 1/4 of people between the ages of 18 to 25 have decided to retire before the age of 55 years. Early retirement will give them more leisure and more and more people will like traveling around to make the most out of their free time.
The would-be travelers would also want to take on adventurous expeditions.
2- Reservations Galore
The most happening restaurants and gastro pubs are the busiest. Booking dines there is usually not easy. In 2020, it ought to be even more difficult; the travelers are likely to opt for the most delightful gourmets in your town. The travel destination, therefore, will depend on the choicest meals out there. The choicest meals do not mean only the big names in restaurants. Some of the humble though fine dines are the most frequent attractions for gourmands.
3- Pet Centricity
Taking a dog on a flight is too cumbersome of a process. 2020 gives optimism to people who cannot travel without pets. About half of the pet owners don’t mind overpaying for pet-friendly accommodation. Moreover, many other pet owners choose a travel destination, flights, and stays depending on the pet-centricity they offer. So, you can expect dog beds, dog manicures, and more.
4- Upped Technology
Some tech-savvies can’t manage anything without technology. The advanced options we have like getting the ability to check the train times, disruptions on the route, and so on have made our lives easy. With the migration of analog to digital technology and simplification of its use, many people now use their smartphones for booking and pre-booking inquiries. In 2020, the artificial intelligence technology has vouched to give an unprecedented edge in the travel and journey research and booking.
5- Leisure Journeys
Journeys have been a hassle in the yesteryears; people nimble around from places to places. The swifter moves help them save time in-between traveling. The leisure journeys, on the other hand, offer a better way to explore the world on the way. Biking and traveling on trains and site-seeing are the goodies they get with it.
This trend is likely to increase in 2020.
6- Trips With the Elderly
People are intrigued to visit their elderly relatives. In 2020, the trend is likely to increase. Many grandparents reportedly said that they like spending time with their grandchildren. Going on strenuous expeditions like hiking, skiing, etc is not an option for every grandfather and grandson duo. However, places like Bhutan and Thailand are the most serene places for the elderly to find peace at and culturally fascinating for the youth to explore.
7- A Comprehensive Travel Experience
Another trendy thing in 2020 when it comes to traveling is going for numerous activities and not dedicate the whole time for one activity. The multiplicity of micro-amusements makes the trip more enjoyable than journeying for any one thing. Surfing, hiking, visiting the nightclub are some of the most sought-after pastimes along with a trip. Most people prefer holiday destinations that offer their favorite activities.
8- Second City
The political hype of environmental issues with certain places has had an impact on the tourist business. Many people, as a result, prefer a closer travel destination that has less impact on the environment. Besides, the phenomenon of over-tourism is alarming; over half of the travelers across the world, therefore, want to partake in the reduction of the seemingly hazardous phenomenon.
The ‘Second City’ is a convenient option as it offers the feel just like the original destination plus the eco-friendliness.
9- Instagram Tourism
Social media is shaping people’s lives. Instagram, for example, is the platform where one can post their pictures and get likes and a list of followers. With the number of users growing every now and then, the selfies are primarily taken with the intent of posting them on Instagram. Whether it is for personal aesthetics or commercial purposes, the selfies on Instagram can get one a long list of fans. People hence, go to places that are highly Instagram able.
10- Less Extensive Trips
The smaller trips are commoner amongst the millennial; they prefer closer destinations and shorter journeys. These journeys are expeditious and adventurous. Besides, they offer a good experience in a short while. They do not need extensive planning either. The trend amongst youngsters is ideal for tourism and travel business.
How You Are Planning To Travel in 2020?
Before traveling, you must know these 10 trends so that your trip may be the best one with good memories. Do anyone or more travel trends suit your travel desires? Share your views and experiences with us in a comment box below. We would love to hear it from you.
- Varun Kelaiya
Varun Kelaiya is a Digital Marketer turned Blogger at letmetellnow He enjoys writing about marketing, technology & industry trends, He is a social media enthusiast and loves to explore consumer behavior.